Williams hopes returning to action now will stand her in good stead for the year's three remaining grand slams, adding: "If I want to play in those grand slams and play well then now is the ideal time to start".
She has played in a few charity games over the past couple of weeks but will now fully return at the Indian Wells where she will be playing against Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan in the first-round match.
"Maybe in Indian Wells there will be some cobwebs, but I expect her to win in Miami", she said.
Holding serve to level at 5-5, Williams broke in the next game, letting out a scream and clenching her left fist as Diyas netted.
Maybe on clay [because] it's her weakest surface.
The ad breaks during the Academy Awards featured the first showings of Williams' new Nike commercial, which sums up perfectly how much she has achieved - and why she still wants more. "So, I'm going to wait and see what happens". To celebrate the occasion, she shared her new "Serena Gold" pins, whose sale will benefit the Yetunde Price Resource Center, a place that helps rehabilitate those affected by violence, VIBE reports.
Williams opened the laid-back event with a 10-5 victory over Marion Bartoli, the 2013 Wimbledon champion who announced in December she was planning to return to the court more than four years after retiring in the wake of her only Grand Slam triumph.
Proteas confirm De Kock and Warner bust-up
The incident is in the hands of match referee Jeff Crowe, with no immediate clarity about when a decision could be expected. Ex-Test bowler Paul Harris says David Warner is a "bully" who keeps quiet when the chips are down.
Williams said she is thinking about having another child, despite the challenges she faced when giving birth to Olympia.
WTA Indian Wells features all the world's top players and all the action is being shown exclusively live on BT Sport every day up to and including until the final on Sunday, March 18th.
The 23-time Grand Slam singles victor is ramping up her return this week by playing in Indian Wells, her first WTA Tour event since she won the 2017 Australian Open. The Williams sisters could meet in the third round.
Williams has built two schools in Kenya through The Serena Williams Fund.
That, and the chance to stick it to those who've tried to put her and her fellow females down all her life.
She is now healthy again, but skipped this year's Australian Open because she did not consider herself ready for the tournament.